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Fireworks to Light Up Scarsdale's Skies Friday

Ashley Valentine, a riding instructor at Boulder Brook Equestrian Center, and other stable staff will lay out blankets and lie on top of their cars at the equestrian center Friday drinking wine, eating cheese and watching the Scarsdale "Firework Spectacular."

"The fireworks go off right over there," said Valentine, standing outside the stable in her riding pants and boots pointing over her shoulder to the Scarsdale Municipal Pool. "We have the best view. There are no trees in the way because of the arena."

Although the public is not allowed onto the equestrian center's property for the fireworks, Valentine said people stand on Boulder Brook Field, a horseshoe throw away from the stables, to watch.

About 5,000 people watch from inside the Scarsdale pool as the $10,900 worth of fireworks explode. An additional approximately 7,000 people watch the show from different vantage points in the surrounding area, according to the Scarsdale Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department.

Jason Marra, assistant superintendent of the Scarsdale Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, said the show will be the same as in years past, with a D.J. that plays from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. and then patriotic music will play in the background as the fireworks send colors flying through the air.

"We've put on a good show in the past," said Marra.

The pool opens at 5 p.m. to the public with a $2 fee. The pool will be open all day for pass-holding residents.

For the fireworks' traffic flow patterns and parking details, please see Scarsdale Tidbit: Parking Tips for the Fireworks .

What other questions would you like answered about the Scarsdale fireworks? Please email and I will try to get them answered.

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